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Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% You're Killing Me Susana (Me estás matando Susana) (2017) Sneider's underpowered feature looks at romance and machismo through a cross-cultural lens, its comments sometimes insightful, but most of the time frustratingly muted.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
97% Logan (2017) Seamlessly melding Marvel mythology with Western mythology, James Mangold has crafted an affectingly stripped-down standalone feature, one that draws its strength from Hugh Jackman's nuanced turn as a reluctant, all but dissipated hero.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
67% American Fable (2017) Hamilton establishes a realistic sense of place and a horror-tinged atmosphere with impressive skill. Her artistry announces a cinematic talent. It also compounds the disappointment when her screenplay doesn't quite hold together.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
100% Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2017) Though the shifts can be abrupt, the film provides an overview of a huge topic with admirable concision.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet Weirdos (2016) A lovely, low-key memory piece, vibrant with the awkward grace of adolescence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
89% I Am Jane Doe (2017) A clear-eyed and pressing work of advocacy journalism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
No Score Yet Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio (2017) DiMaggio's soul-searching adventure is persuasively hopeful and never sugarcoated.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
100% Kedi (2017) A collective portrait that's as elegant as its light-footed subjects, it's guaranteed to soothe a weary mind, and just might lower blood pressure too.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
94% Midsummer in Newtown (2017) An affecting chronicle, a snapshot of a town's collective PTSD and a shining testament to the transformative power of the arts.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
100% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) With a dash of grit and a healthy dose of Disney Channel-esque pep, the sophomore feature by director Sydney Freeland spins around two terrifically engaging big-screen newcomers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
17% Lost in Florence (2017) A seemingly tourist-bureau-sanctioned travelogue posing as a romantic drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
56% Sophie and the Rising Sun (2017) There's a clumsy, soapy tepidness to the procession of plot points, but within individual scenes, the actors pierce the genteel surface.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
80% The New Radical (2017) Locating the common ground between pro-gun activism and anti-big-bank subversion, The New Radical is as complex as it is discomforting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
80% Band Aid (2017) An exuberantly low-key charmer that uses a light, wry touch to tackle such weighty matters as artistic drive and inertia and the male-female divide, while offering new fuel for drummer jokes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
No Score Yet Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017) A robust and stirring capsule history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
20% Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! (Não Devore Meu Coração) (2017) An ambitious genre meld that never quite shakes off self-consciousness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
80% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) Intense and provocative.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
42% Detour (2017) Even with three of the big screen's most dynamic up-and-comers at its center, there's no flesh and blood beneath all the posturing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet Pop Aye (2017) An assured and noteworthy feature debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
42% Youth in Oregon (2017) A drama that struggles to breathe life into its death-themed narrative.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
No Score Yet BFFs (2014) Intriguing, if sometimes repetitive and thin, the low-budget production flirts with feel-good formula but wisely remains open-ended.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
75% Reset (Relève: Histoire d'une création) (2017) As they recount "the story of a world premiere," filmmakers Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai take the viewer from first steps to exultant gala performance - in essence, from the prosaic to the transcendent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
41% 100 Streets (2017) Though there's clearly a compassionate impulse behind Leon F. Butler's class-conscious screenplay, it rapidly devolves into implausible melodrama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) "Two Lovers and a Bear" is above all thrillingly cinematic, even when its elements of lived-in intensity and jokey fantasy refuse to coalesce.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
5% Arsenal (2017) Miller orchestrates the final crescendo of bloodletting by indulging in a jokey, ultra-slow-motion ballet of shotgun pellets, spurting arteries and exploding skulls. He accomplishes what he set out to do, but it's all been done before.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
41% Gold (2017) [McConaughey's] intensity never flags. What's missing from this story of struggle and glory and the need to believe is a fever to match his.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
100% The C Word (2016) The film is as vibrant as it is personal and urgent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
56% The Legend of Ben Hall (2016) Holmes' unfocused screenplay makes clear that his subject was an honorable thief (Hall never took a life), but the writer-director never makes any of it matter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
No Score Yet Dying Laughing (2017) Though the engaging documentary treads through unavoidably familiar territory ... its chorus of testifiers often find sharp new angles of approach. Like the jokes they hone, many of their insights arrive with the impact of well-crafted punchlines. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) Given the imaginative setup and the material's provocative questions about mortality - not to mention the future of humankind - the movie's neat lessons about the nature of happiness and a life well lived feel too easy, too obvious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
38% A Kind of Murder (2016) The story remains an academic argument, struggling to pierce the handsome surface.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
66% Frank & Lola (2016) However suspensefully the score groans and cries, the emotional stakes dwindle with each overemphatic narrative curve.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) With all the sharp comic timing on hand, this party should feel lighter, swifter, more agile.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
0% Anonymous (Hacker) (2016) Uninvolving from start to finish, the would-be thriller Anonymous traffics in a certain bland slickness, placing it squarely in the international crime subset of generic action features.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
91% Always Shine (2016) As the fog closes in, so too does the foreboding, expertly tuned to fraught dissonance by director Sophia Takal, who blends art-house flourishes with such horror conventions as the spotty cellphone reception that signals trouble.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
100% One More Time With Feeling (2016) The filmmaker's questions are sensitive yet penetrating, the musician's responses thoughtful, eloquent and pained.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
No Score Yet All in Time (2016) A sweet and clever spin on time travel and rock fandom. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
94% Baden Baden (2016) Writer-director Lang explored the character with Richard in two shorts, and there's a lived-in feel to the portrait that emerges in the visually adventurous "Baden Baden," which weaves darkly luminous fantasy imagery into Ana's mostly aimless hours.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
80% Patriots Day (2017) Like the heroic Bostonians it celebrates, civilians and law enforcement both, Peter Berg's Patriots Day gets the job done.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
71% No Pay, Nudity (2016) Winningly bittersweet despite its frustratingly slight lapses.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
68% Dark Night (2017) At its strongest, Dark Night taps into the emptiness, hurt and longing beneath the pings and swipes of our "connected" world. But for all its artfulness, the film doesn't shed light so much as push buttons.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
0% Life on the Line (2016) Life may be on the line, but it's in short supply on the screen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
84% The Ivory Game (2016) The cameras avoid the goriest angles of the mutilated animals, but the horror is amplified as the film moves from the savannas of Kenya and Tanzania to display windows in Hong Kong showcasing carved ivory curios.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
95% Gimme Danger (2016) "Gimme Danger" is essentially a family album assembled by an enamored outsider.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet Chief Zabu (2016) This resourceful low-budget picture could have gone deeper, but within its brief running time manages to send up materialism, groupthink, celebrity worship and political posturing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
No Score Yet Shangri-La Suite (2016) Though the movie's well cast, its central story rarely shakes off the derivative cloak to become involving. But Ron Livingston's turn as a sorrowful Elvis Presley is a quiet revelation.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
80% Theo Who Lived (2016) Schisgall's interviews with her enrich the portrait of Padnos, but it's the journo's open gaze and natural inquisitiveness, his refusal to merely demonize his abusers, that give the film its discomforting power.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet The Remake (2016) It would be nice to applaud Lynne Alana Delaney's creativity, but the result is so ham-handed and unconvincing that it's far easier to wish she'd enlisted more help in realizing her vanity project.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2016) Terrifically engaging.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
14% Autumn Lights (2016) Mistaking moody poses for storytelling, the Iceland-set "Autumn Lights" gathers an international assortment of insufferable ciphers in a remote coastal town.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016